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14 hours ago, StevieAus said:

There is the option for it to be automatically deducted from your bank account you still get the bill with usage details we have used this facility for a few years with no problems

I have avoided this option as many years ago I was told it was very difficult to cancel the direct debit with the bank, and you had to seek the Utilities permission. Anybody know if this is still the case?

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MEA (Bangkok) and PEA (everywhere else) are not the same. MEA can be paid online while PEA cannot that I can find. In Pattaya, Big C extra on central road has a PEA office for bill payment. No fees. There maybe still a PEA office in Royal Garden mall but I've not been there for months.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, jacko45k said:

I have avoided this option as many years ago I was told it was very difficult to cancel the direct debit with the bank, and you had to seek the Utilities permission. Anybody know if this is still the case?

I would just guess it is a hassle.  It seems to work for some but I would never do any type of debit or auto payment here.

Too many horror stories about people getting extremely high incorrect billing.  Good luck trying to back track it and straighten things out.

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32 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

I would just guess it is a hassle.  It seems to work for some but I would never do any type of debit or auto payment here.

Too many horror stories about people getting extremely high incorrect billing.  Good luck trying to back track it and straighten things out.

Shhh....that too!

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18 hours ago, StevieAus said:

There is the option for it to be automatically deducted from your bank account you still get the bill with usage details we have used this facility for a few years with no problems

Best way, been paying mine for over 7 years by DD, hassle free.

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3 minutes ago, sandyf said:

Best way, been paying mine for over 7 years by DD, hassle free.

We do the same, bills/ amount taken out of bank always the same, never any problems.

No need to worry about being late with the payment, running to a shop to pay, easy so very easy.

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3 hours ago, jacko45k said:

I have avoided this option as many years ago I was told it was very difficult to cancel the direct debit with the bank, and you had to seek the Utilities permission. Anybody know if this is still the case?

I doubt if it has ever been the case. I cancelled a DD with TOT a few years back and no problem at all, they refunded part of the last payment back into the account.

I suspect some may have had difficulty if they had run into a problem with the utility.

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4 minutes ago, colinneil said:

We do the same, bills/ amount taken out of bank always the same, never any problems.

No need to worry about being late with the payment, running to a shop to pay, easy so very easy.

And when your out of town when the bill comes, nothing to worry about. 

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There is an MEA app in the App Store, it allows you t pay electric bill monthly by credit card, it also shows the previous 6 months use. I have been using it for a few months now.

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You can also setup direct debit to a Thai credit card. You can do that over the phone with your credit card company.  No forms necessary.  And MEA doesn't have access to your bank account.

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1 hour ago, YT3k72Em said:

You can also setup direct debit to a Thai credit card. You can do that over the phone with your credit card company.  No forms necessary.  And MEA doesn't have access to your bank account.

I mostly pay the MEA by mobile banking (just scan the paper), but there are several ways. You can register MEA with your Citi cc (if you have), to pay it online with your cc (or in the Citi app), even before you get they actual bill. Once it's in the MEA system the amount will show up.

 

Btw, if overdue you can pay without any problem at any counterservice point and 7-11 etc. as long as they have an online system. 

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On 9/12/2017 at 2:07 PM, newatthis said:

That part must be new. My local 7/11 would not accept after the due date.

No, it is not new, I have been able to do it for at least the past 3 years.  Had trouble at first, the young lass told me that it could not be done.  I then politely told her, in Thai, that if she entered the details, manually, then it would be accepted.

 

She again told me no, but when I insisted, she did what I advised and was amazed when it was accepted. Now when I go, no problems, she must have explained it to the other staff, as they now know how to process it either manually or by scanning the bar code.:wai:

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I've been paying my MEA electrice bill via Bangkok Bank ibanking for almost a decade now....the great majority of time I pay before the due date but there have been times I just forgot and I paid well over a week after the due date.

 

The Bangkok Bank ibanking will always say a bill can't be paid past it due date (displayed in red lettering) but every time I've paid a bill past its due date, be it MEA electric bill, TOT landline bill, mobile phone, cable TV, internet, etc., the payment processes immediately and just as if you paid it before the due date.

 

Now if you go to a 7-11 to pay a bill after its due date the 7-11 may not do it.  Only one bill I can not pay via ibanking and that is my Bangkok Metropolitan Water Authority (BWA) water bill....I pay that at 7-11.  And a few  times over the years I've been tardy in getting to the 7-11 before the water bill due date and 7-11 would not process the payment....I had to go to a BWA office to make the payment.   Don't know why the BWA don't allow payment via ibanking.

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